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World Vision Uganda Northern Uganda Health and WASH Technical Project - NUREP maternal child health nutrition status Pacer Health Centre Agago district.
Overcoming cultural barriers to early and exclusive breastfeeding
Only six in 10 mothers initiate their babies' breastfeeding within an hour of giving birth. Christine, a 26-year-old mother of three, hails from a region where mothers frequently delay breastfeeding and prematurely introduce liquid and other solid foods; a practice, according to health experts, that puts babies at risk of illness, stunted growth, and death. Learn how a 'village doctor' (community health worker) trained by World Vision helped open Christine's and other women's eyes to the critical benefits of breastfeeding.
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